Hooded Crow still in residence

9th November 2020 – overcast/misty/showers ESE2/3
Please note that South Walney Nature Reserve remains open (1000-1600hrs) though the hides and visitor centre are closed to comply with social distancing measures.
There were no reports of Cumbria's first Pied-billed Grebe on the pools at South Walney Nature Reserve.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved 46 Redwing, 15 Fieldfare and 10 Song Thrush. Additional sightings of newly grounded birds were limited to a single Goldcrest although 15 Stonechat were logged
Diurnal Migration
Again few species were on the move with just 360 Starling, 225 Pink-footed Goose, 20 Chaffinch and single Brambling and Lesser Redpoll logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Wildfowl included 3 Goosander, 2 Shoveler and 2 Goldeneye.
Two Water Rail and 2 Merlin were the best of the rest and the long-staying Hooded Crow is still in residence.